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Build a Personal Academic or Professional Website

A Spring 2024 Workshop

From Free to Freemium to Premium

Know Yourself! 

Understanding your own needs, capacity, and skillsets will certainly inform your decision about which platform to use. Here are some criteria you may want to consider to help you choose a hosting site:

  • What is my budget? 
  • Does the platform offer templates that work for me?
  • Does the platform offer enough data storage?
  • Does the platform support e-commerce?

Domain Names

Use your professional name, if it’s available.

Keep it simple:, for example, if using a hosting platform.


Feeling fancy? 

If you'd like your name to be, you can register a domain name for an annual fee:

LinkedIn Learning Library

All faculty, staff, and students have access to LinkedIn Learning, an on-demand, online learning solution designed to help employees gain new skills and advance their career. This initiative supports professional development at no cost to employees or departments and is available 24/7 using an employees Tulane single sign-on.

Once you have created a LinkedIn Learning account you can view some curated course collections in the boxes below.

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